Possible HD Failure?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

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I remember you guys saying that you could do a disk check or something with the ahrd drives. But Im not sure if thats needed or what, I just got some more emails.

EMAIL 1

[cPanel smartcheck] Possible Hard Drive Failure Soon - 1:19 am
S.M.A.R.T Errors on /dev/hda
From Command: /usr/sbin/smartctl -q errorsonly -H -l selftest -l error /dev/hda
Warning: ATA error count 59 inconsistent with error log pointer 5

ATA Error Count: 59 (device log contains only the most recent five errors)
Error 59 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
Error 58 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
Error 57 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
Error 56 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
Error 55 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
----END /dev/hda--

EMAIL 2

Cron <root@ghozt> /scripts/upcp - 1:20 am
Updating /scripts ...
Sync Source: http://httpupdate.cpanel.net/RELEASE/scripts
Fetching http://httpupdate.cpanel.net/cpanelsync ... lsync.lock (0)....@69.72.164.152......connected......receiving...100%......Done
Fetching http://httpupdate.cpanel.net/cpanelsync ... elsync.bz2 (0)....@69.72.164.152......connected......receiving...33%...66%...99%...100%......Done
Done updating /scripts
Found hostname to be ghozt.purgehosting.com, which resolves to 70.87.199.250
Hostname Virtual Host is already setup
PHP version file is up to date
Ftp Quota Check v1.0
Updating ghoztcra:j34....Done
Updating ghoztcra:chat....Done
Cpanel updates are coming from layer2.cpanel.net
Using smartcheck config 5.32 for smartctl(5.33)
Checking /dev/hda....
Errors:
Warning: ATA error count 59 inconsistent with error log pointer 5

ATA Error Count: 59 (device log contains only the most recent five errors)
Error 59 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
Error 58 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
Error 57 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
Error 56 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
Error 55 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 1338 hours (55 days + 18 hours)
//There is more to this email but thats where the errors appear

EMAIL 3

Cron <root@ghozt> run-parts /etc/cron.daily - 2:02 am

/etc/cron.daily/logrotate:

error: error running shared postrotate script for /var/log/cups/*_log
error: error running postrotate script
error: error running postrotate script
error: error running postrotate script
error: error running shared postrotate script for /var/log/messages /var/log/secure /var/log/maillog /var/log/spooler /var/log/boot.log /var/log/cron

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Any idea what all this stuff is? Should I be making a backup fo my files or something?
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Please get back to me with what you think i should do, becuase I don't know..


(moldham-04/23/2006 04:16:43):
Dear Customer,

Recently, CPanel has made some changes to their smartctl implementation, which is what they use to periodically scan for SMART errors on your drive(s). Previous versions were somewhat buggy, and did not usually correctly report minor SMART inconsistencies.

Due to recent upgrades by CPanel, when their smartcheck script runs, it may show minor ATA errors that it logged quite some time ago, but never reported. ATA Errors such as these are nothing to worry about, as long as they are intermittent. Drives that have been in use for a long period of time may see more of these than a "fresh" drive, but again, there should be nothing to worry about, and no drive testing or replacement should be needed.

In the event of serious (CRITICAL) SMART errors, such as a possibly failing drive, the smartcheck script will notify you with different information. While SMART cannot always accurately predict a failing drive, in a case of a predicted drive fail, it would be best for you to make backups of all your data, and schedule a time with us to test the drive. As always, a 12 hour advance notice and 4 hour work window would be required.

However, the type of error you are seeing is nothing to worry about, and again, simply a result of CPanel's new implementation of smartctl. If you do not wish to receive these mailings, or have smartcheck running, please perform the following from a root prompt via SSH:

touch /var/cpanel/disablesmartcheck

That will prevent smartcheck from running. If you wish to re-enable it, simply remove that file.



Umm, Im not exactly sure what he means.. Can someone explain this to me? If its nothing to worry about how can I stop this from emailing it to me everyday without just turning it off?

Thanx..
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Basically you are being told absent critical errors you can disregard the errors currently being reported because they are most likely outdated and/or erroroneous. You should be backing up your data regardless.

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